Developing a healthy mind set is crucial if you would like to have higher awareness in your life. This begins with looking holistically at an individual and all of the aspects that make up the Whole person they are: physical body, mind, emotions, soul/spirit. Choosing healthy lifestyle choices such as eating clean, organic diet of fish, lean meats, fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts and healthy fats. Choosing to exercise daily through walking, strength training or finding a creative movement that feels good to you. Choosing to think positive thoughts and keeping free of negative thoughts, letting go of anger, worry, fear. Choosing to nourish our soul through allowing self-reflection time daily, reading something that is spiritual to you or a meditative walk. All of these lifestyle choices can help to support a healthy state of mind, however when the following elements are practiced in your life, you can experience a higher awareness:
Awareness is when something is telling us or nagging us that a change needs to happen for our well-being. Accept that a change needs to be made and go deep within and ask yourself where you are right now, in your life-do you want to stay in the same old repetitive patterns you are so comfortable with but they are no longer showing much result or are you at a place in your life where you can be humble and open and allow yourself to evolve by learning something new that can help you see new results? If your answer is a strong “yes” then you have arrived at the next step.
Willingness is to allow yourself to experience self-growth and personal development. True willingness is all about you, that it is your idea to make a change, for yourself first.
Desire to become curious to life, to become more in tune with yourself and a desire to develop a strong “knowing” that there is a higher level for you to live your life at. Knowing this, you now need to use the next element.
Discipline is needed and is not always easy, especially when trying to let go of daily habits that don't serve your highest self such as too much sugar in your diet or not getting enough daily exercise, drinking too much, or smoking. Maybe you are just not allowing enough time for your self? It can help to have a supportive friend to call or hire a personal trainer or a lifestyle coach that you will be accountable to.
Commitment is committing to whatever it takes to reach a goal, sticking with your lifestyle choices. Creating a personal agreement or vision statement can help motivate you to stay committed and be successful with your choices and goals in life.
Arranging for Success
Arranging for Success means creating a solution. What action steps can you take each day, big or small, that will keep moving you toward seeing more of what you want in your life and not away from what you want to see more of in your life?
Monitor Your Actions
Monitor your actions with writing it down. This can be writing down every time you have a negative thought you have about yourself during the day and realizing how often you are doing that. You can then begin to write down a positive thought next to the negative thought and train your brain to think more kind thoughts about yourself and others. Or perhaps you want to loose some weight and in this case you might want to write down the foods you eat -everything-for a few days and have a realistic idea where those extra pounds are coming from. This will help you become much, much more in tune with what you are doing right each day and what you are doing wrong each day that is moving your close or farther from what you want more of in your life.
Every lifestyle choice we make to be sedentary or to exercise, from what we put into our mouths, to how we choose to perceive life experiences and accept them or repress them, make up our Whole Self: our physical body, our emotions and thoughts, and our soul, now, as well as who we will become in the future. Developing a healthy mind set for higher awareness can empower you to reach your optimal levels in life.